How to Win Alistar vs Akshan Counter Matchup Alistar is in the a tier of champions

Alistar vs Akshan

How to Beat Akshan as Alistar in LoL Akshan is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Akshan as Alistar

based on 635 Alistar vs Akshan matchups
Win Rate
49.3 %
K/D/A
2.56
Pick Rate
2.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our counter stats from the millions of recently ranked LoL rounds that we get from Riot Games every week. This guide on how to beat Akshan as Alistar resulted from an analysis of 635 ranked matches where both champions fought one another. This particular champion pairing is somewhat rare. Alistar encounters Akshan in only 2.2% of his games.

Alistar vs Akshan Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Alistar does a poor job of countering Akshan. On average, he wins a acceptable 49.3% of games the champs face each other in. In Alistar vs Akshan games, Alistar’s team is 0.0% more probable to earn first blood, implying that he probably will get first blood against Akshan.

Best Alistar vs Akshan Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionRelic Shield

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsRuby Crystal

Core Alistar Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariThornmailBulwark of the Mountain

Optional Items

Zeke's ConvergenceKnight's Vow

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Alistar to level up q
>
Second ability for Alistar to level up w
>
Last skill for Alistar to max out e

Runes

Resolve Aftershock Font of LifeBone PlatingUnflinching
Inspiration Hextech FlashtraptionCosmic Insight
CDRScaling Armor Armor
Alistar's passive ability p
Alistar q ability q
Alistar w ability w
Alistar e ability e
Alistar's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Akshan as Alistar

Tips for Playing as Alistar against Akshan

Using Pulverize can allow you to establish better positioning for Headbutt.

Using Flash can allow you catch your target off guard to knock them back into your allies with Pulverize and Headbutt.

Move Speed is very important on Alistar. Consider which boots to buy carefully.

Alistar vs Akshan Counter Stats

Alistar Image
Win Rate
49.3 %
VS
Win Rate
50.7 %
Akshan Image
2
< Kills >
7.5
6.2
< Deaths >
6.2
13.9
< Assists >
6.1
0.31
< Killing Sprees >
1.71
36
< Minions Killed >
160
0.04
< Dragons Killed >
0.13
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.46
1,242
< Physical Damage >
17,143
5,961
< Magic Damage >
2,638
787
< True Damage >
2,704
7,991
< Damage Dealt >
22,486
24,274
< Damage Taken >
19,897
7,810
< Gold Earned >
12,113
1.76
< Towers >
2.19
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
8,385
< Total Healing >
1,729
10,274
< Experience >
13,431
44
< Vision Score >
18
21
< Wards Placed >
8
154
< Time Dealing CC >
36

How to Counter Akshan with Alistar in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here show some important Alistar versus Akshan matchup statistics that may help us understand the differences and similarities between the pair. Alistar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Akshan’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Alistar may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Akshan. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Alistar typically has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his matchup does. Typically, he receives more damage than Akshan. This typically indicates differing health capacities, yet it can also hint that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Alistar and Akshan

Damage Types Compared

Alistar
Akshan
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Alistar
Akshan

Who is Better, Alistar or Akshan?

Both League champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Alistar usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Akshan, with a 49.3% win rate. As a result, Alistar makes an ok counter to Akshan.

While Alistar does have a lower win rate compared to Akshan, when on opposite teams, Alistar also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging champ to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Alistar into Akshanas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Alistar also has a lot of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Akshan. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Alistar vs Akshan matchups, Akshan is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.

Alistar is a somewhat poor counter for Akshan. You will do well by focussing your play on increasing your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Alistar against Akshan.

Additional Information for Alistar Players

How We Calculated Our Alistar vs Akshan Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Akshan as Alistar, we analyzed 635 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Akshan as Alistar comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Alistar in order to counter Akshan during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Alistar on average accumulates a lot less CS compared to Akshan. Champions who on average don't get much CS typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values reported on this page to do well.

The best items to prioritize in your Alistar versus Akshan build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Thornmail, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Alistar included at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better when facing Akshan than with most other common builds. In fact, Alistar had an average winrate of 49.3% when playing against Akshan with these items in his kit.

To have the best probability of coming out on top against Akshan as Alistar, Alistar players should equip the Aftershock, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Hextech Flashtraption, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Resolve and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the runes players chose for Alistar vs Akshan counter picks, this mix of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 49.3% winrate overall.

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